Best Civil War Appomattox History Books

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1. The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Author: by Ulysses S. Grant
Published at: Liveright; 1st edition (December 4, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1631492440

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With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs yet published. One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grant’s landmark memoir, and expands the Civil War backdrop against which this monumental American life is typically read.

No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority that Samet, an English professor obsessed with Grant for decades, brings to the table. Whether exploring novels Grant read at West Point or presenting majestic images culled from archives, Samet curates a richly annotated, highly collectible edition that will fascinate Civil War buffs.

The edition also breaks new ground in its attack on the Lost Cause revisionism that still distorts our national conversation about the legacy of the Civil War. Never has Grant’s transformation from tanner’s son to military leader been more insightfully and passionately explained than in this timely edition, appearing on the 150th anniversary of Grant’s 1868 presidential election.83 illustrations


2. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War (The Politically Incorrect Guides)

Author: by H. W. Crocker III
Published at: Regnery Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 21, 2008)
ISBN: 978-1596985490

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Think you know the Civil War? You don’t know the full story until you read The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Bestselling author and former Conservative Book Club editor H.W. Crocker III offers a quick and lively study of America’s own Iliad-the Civil War-in this provocative and entertaining addition to The Politically Incorrect GuideTM series.

In The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Crocker profiles eminent-and colorful-military generals including the noble Lee, the controversial Sherman, the indefatigable Grant, the legendary Stonewall Jackson, and the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest. He also includes thought-provoking chapters such as “The Civil War in Sixteen Battles You Should Know” and the most devastatingly politically incorrect chapter of all, “What If the South Had Won?” Along the way, he reveals a huge number of little-known truths, including why Robert E.

Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did; how, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably (as every other country in the Western Hemisphere did in the nineteenth century); and how the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner.


3. Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War

Author: by S. C. Gwynne
Published at: Scribner; Reprint edition (October 6, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1501116230

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From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes a masterwork of history (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War.

The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of the most compelling narratives and one of history’s great turning points. Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Robert E.Lee and Ulysses S.

Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln.

A must-read for Civil War enthusiasts (Publishers Weekly), Hymns of the Republic offers many surprising angles and insights.Robert E. Lee, known as a great general and Southern hero, is presented here as a man dealing with frustration, failure, and loss.Ulysses S.


4. The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)

Author: by Kenneth W. Noe
Published at: LSU Press (October 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0807173206

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Finalist for the Lincoln Prize! Traditional histories of the Civil War describe the conflict as a war between North and South.Kenneth W. Noe suggests it should instead be understood as a war between the North, the South, and the weather.

In The Howling Storm, Noe retells the history of the conflagration with a focus on the ways in which weather and climate shaped the outcomes of battles and campaigns. He further contends that events such as floods and droughts affecting the Confederate home front constricted soldiers’ food supply, lowered morale, and undercut the government’s efforts to boost nationalist sentiment.

By contrast, the superior equipment and open supply lines enjoyed by Union soldiers enabled them to cope successfully with the South’s extreme conditions and, ultimately, secure victory in 1865. Climate conditions during the war proved unusual, as irregular phenomena such as El Nio, La Nia, and similar oscillations in the Atlantic Ocean disrupted weather patterns across southern states.


5. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume 1: Large Print Edition (River Moor Books Large Print Editions)

Author: by Ulysses S. Grant
Published at: River Moor Books; Large type / Large print edition (August 30, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1582188577

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.

In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers.

At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, I can’t spare this manhe fights. For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two.

ISBN for Volume 2 is 9781582188584


6. April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)

Author: by Jay Winik
Published at: Harper Perennial; Illustrated edition (August 15, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0060899684

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One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee’s harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln’s assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, and finally, the start of national reconciliation.

In the end, April 1865 emerged as not just the tale of the war’s denouement, but the story of the making of our nation. Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War’s final days that will forever change the way we see the war’s end and the nation’s new beginning.

Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States.


7. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume 2/2: Large Print Edition (River Moor Books Large Print Editions)

Author: by Ulysses S. Grant
Published at: River Moor Books; Large type / Large print edition (August 30, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1582188584

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.

In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers.

At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, I can’t spare this manhe fights. For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two.

ISBN for Volume 1 is 9781582188577


8. The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox (Vintage Civil War Library)

Author: by Shelby Foote
Published at: Vintage Books; 1st Printing edition (November 12, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0394746227

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This final volume of Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history of the Civil War brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic dnouement of the warthe assassination of President Lincoln. Features maps throughout. “An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist.” Walker Percy To read this chronicle is an awesome and moving experience.

History and literature are rarely so thoroughly combined as here; one finishes this volume convinced that no one need undertake this particular enterprise again. Newsweek In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail, in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject….

Written in the tradition of the great historian-artistsGibbon, Prescott, Napier, Freemanit stands alongside the work of the best of them. The New Republic The most written-about war in history has, with this completion of Shelby Foote’s trilogy, been given the epic treatment it deserves.Providence Journal


9. The Irish Brigade: A Pictorial History of the Famed Civil War Fighters

Author: by Russ A. Pritchard Jr.
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1510756601

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A Full-Color History for Civil War Enthusiasts, History Buffs, and Anyone Interested in the Saga of the Irish in America! The Union’s Irish Brigade, the Civil War’s most famous fighting outfit, built an unusual reputation for dash and gallantry having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in 1861 to the Confederate surrender and Appomattox Court House in 1865.

Here is the gripping true story, replete with stunning full-color illustrations, of all Irish regiments from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York serving under the direction of the Brigade’s most famous commander, General Thomas Francis Meagher. This meticulously researched text features complete and detailed accounts of the Brigade’s battles and skirmishes, from Bull Run to Yorktown to Peach Orchard to Malvern Hill to Antietam to Petersburgto name a few.

This powerful, authoritative volume captures the heart and tireless effort of the heroic men who rescued the Union from defeat time and time againenthralling reading with authentic accompanying illustrations that will fascinate everyone from the biggest history buffs to the occasional layman interested in the history of Irish-Americans or the Civil War.

10. The Army of The Potomac 3 volume set Glory Road; A Stillness At Appomattox and Mr. Lincoln's Army

Author: by Bruce Catton

Doubleday (January 1, 1952)

416 pages

1.58 pounds

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The Army of the Potomac: Mr. Lincoln’s Army / Glory Road / A Stillness At Appomattox (3 Vol.Set, complete)

11. West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War

Author: by Heather Cox Richardson
Published at: Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (May 1, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0300136302

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From the author of the popular “Letters from an American” newsletter: a sweeping story of how Northerners, Southerners, and Westerners together created modern America in the years from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore RooseveltA Wall Street Journal Bestseller The story of Reconstruction is not simply about the rebuilding of the South after the Civil War.

Instead, the late nineteenth century defined modern America, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners gradually hammered out a national identity that united three regions into a country that could become a world power. Ultimately, the story of Reconstruction is about how a middle class formed in America and how its members defined what the nation would stand for, both at home and abroad, for the next century and beyond.

A sweeping history of the United States from the era of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, this engaging book stretches the boundaries of our understanding of Reconstruction. Historian Heather Cox Richardsonwhose daily “Letters From an American” Substack newsletter has attracted a wide followingties the North and West into the postCivil War story that usually focuses narrowly on the South, encompassing the significant people and events of this profoundly important era.

13. Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation

Author: by Douglas Waller
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Illustrated edition (August 6, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1501126840

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A major addition to the history of the Civil War, Lincoln’s Spies is a riveting account of the secret battles waged by Union agents to save a nation. Filled with espionage, sabotage, and intrigue, it is also a striking portrait of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered.

Veteran journalist Douglas Waller, who has written ground-breaking intelligence histories, turns his sights on the shadow war of four secret agents for the Norththree men and one woman. From the tense days before Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox four years later, Waller delivers a fast-paced narrative of the heroesand scoundrelswho informed Lincoln’s generals on the enemy positions for crucial battles and busted up clandestine Rebel networks.

Famed detective Allan Pinkerton mounted a successful covert operation to slip Lincoln through Baltimore before his inauguration to foil an assassination attempt. But he failed as General George McClellan’s spymaster, delivering faulty intelligence reports that overestimated Confederate strength. George Sharpe, an erudite New York lawyer, succeeded Pinkerton as spymaster for the Union’s Army of the Potomac.

14. Rebels and Patriots: Wargaming Rules for North America: Colonies to Civil War (Osprey Wargames)

Author: by Michael Leck
Published at: Osprey Games (January 22, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1472830227

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From the first shots at Jumonville Glen to the surrender at Appomattox, Rebels and Patriots allows you to campaign with Wolfe or Montcalm, stand with Tarleton at Cowpens or Washington at Yorktown, or don the blue or grey to fight for Grant or Lee.

Designed by Michael Leck and Daniel Mersey, with a core system based on the popular Lion Rampant rules, Rebels and Patriots provides all the mechanics and force options needed to recreate the conflicts that forged a nation. From the French and Indian War, through the War of Independence and the War of 1812, to the Alamo and the American Civil War, these rules focus on the skirmishes, raids, and small engagements from this era of black powder and bayonet.

15. A Stillness at Appomattox (Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3)

Author: by Bruce Catton
Published at: Anchor; Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3 edition (November 9, 1953)
ISBN: 978-0385044516

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Recounting the final year of the Civil War, this classic volume by Bruce Catton won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in non-fiction. In this final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton, America’s foremost Civil War historian, takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbot, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox.

Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs.

16. Civil War Word Search – Large Print Edition: Educational Brain Workouts Featuring Unique No-Spoiler Solution/Hints Pages, Historical Photos, and over 1,000 Hidden Words

Author: by Celesta Letchworth
Published at: Fermata House (June 1, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1947566040

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Give your brain a workout and have fun at the same time with a month’s worth of Large Print Civil War puzzles! Learn about American Civil War history while searching for over 1,000 cleverly hidden words!PLUS! Each theme includes 4 pages:1.

A Historical Photo2. The List of hidden words (30-41 words)3. The Puzzle on a large, 1713 grid4. Unique “No-Spoiler Solution Page” on back of puzzle with directional arrow hints. Here’s more information:EASY ON THE EYES – Large margins, 20-point font, and no-glare paper help those with sight struggles enjoy solving the puzzles.

FLEXIBLE – Each 4-page puzzle theme is designed with 1-inch inside margins so you can tear it out if you like. (The solution page is on the back of the puzzle grid. KEEPS YOU BUSY Work one puzzle a day for a month.

Thirty-one puzzles in all! CHALLENGING, HAND-CRAFTED puzzles. More diagonals and overlapping words than most word search puzzle books. EACH HISTORICAL PHOTO IS FOOTNOTED. View and print information about the photos at www.Fermatahouse.Com/resources. Order one for yourself and a couple more to give as gifts.